Our Team

Executive Staff

Yasmeen Hamza

Chief Executive Officer

Alena Victor

Chief Program Officer

Jennifer Munz

Chief Development Officer

To Be Announced

Director, Finance

Sasha-Ann Frazer

Associate Director, Community Programs

Tiffany HyeonBrooks

Associate Director, Development

Lydia Khoo

Associate Director, Finance

Taykina Chowdhury Alam

Associate Director, Helpline & Residential Programs

Melissa Paredes

Associate Director, Operations

Shan Huang

Associate Director, Special Programs

Ayaka Matsushima

Manager, Brooklyn Community Office

Gabrielle Nguyen

Manager, Communications

Jennifer Le

Manager, Community Education and Outreach

Farima Caruso

Manager, Evaluation & Monitoring

Helen Wu

Manager, Family Law

Are Rayhan Karim

Manager, Helpline

To Be Announced

Manager, Institutional Grants

Alisha Mohammed

Manager, Legal Program

Kaori Nagao

Manager, Manhattan Community Office

To Be Announced

Manager, Operations and IT

Farzahana Akhtar

Manager, Pathways to Empowerment

Miyoung Kim

Manager, Pathways to Healing

Mary Caparas

Manager, Project Free

Tianjin Li

Manager, Queens Community Office

WuYu Cao

Manager, Residential Programs

Anny Chen

Manager, Residential Programs

Board of Directors

Mae Hsieh


Lawyer, Business Professional and Social Impact Leader

Jane Tran

Co-Founder and COO, Sixfold

Jenifer Garvey

Financial Services Professional

Alexander Ong


Technology Consultant

Yogesh Bahl

Board Member

Chief Financial Officer, IACTA Pharmaceuticals

Madhavi Batliboi

Board Member
Director & AGC, Global Head of Music Legal, Meta

Deborah Chan

Board Member

Attorney, Law Office of Deborah Chan, PC

Harris Chan

Board Member

Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Sujata Dayal

Board Member
VP & Global Chief Compliance Officer, Medline Industries

Flora Feng

Board Member
Senior Legal Director, Global Intellectual Property, PepsiCo

Merv Garretson

Board Member

Group Creative Director, Hearst

Susanna Hong

Board Member
Managing Partner, Broadleaf Capital Advisor

Trisha Srivastava

Board Member
Entrepreneur and Independent Advisor

Jarret Yoshida

Board Member

Interior Designer, Jarret Yoshida, Inc.

Honorary Board of Directors

Emeritus Board of Directors

Mika Tsugiyama Bouvard

Emeritus Board Member

Former Case Writer, Columbia University, Columbia Business School

Zal Dabhoiwala

Emeritus Board Member

IT Auditor, WPP

Narges Kakalia

Emeritus Board Member

Chief DEI Officer, Mintz

Ankur Keswani

Emeritus Board Member

Senior Managing Director, Serengeti Asset Management

Hoon-Jung Kim

Emeritus Board Member

Corporate Counsel, Google Inc.

Janet Akie Masamitsu

Emeritus Board Member

Silversmith/Owner, Janet Sterling Silver Design

Nina Pineda

Emeritus Board Member

Consumer Reporter, WABC-TV

Cassidy Sehgal-Kolbet

Emeritus Board Member

Vice President, Digital and Advertising Law, L'Oreal USA

Niketa Sheth

Emeritus Board Member

Kyoko Waseda-Hida

Emeritus Board Member

Executive Director, Goldman Sachs